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"Degas Dancer, Aged Fourteen" Sculpture (8” H)
Degas Dancer, Aged Fourteen Sculpture (8” H)
Patterned after Edgar Degas’s famous sculpture, Petite Danseuse de Quatorze Ans (Small Dancer, Aged Fourteen), completed in 1881, this exceptional reproduction is hand-cast in crushed stone resin and features a bronze patina finish applied by artisans using a labor-intensive process.
Standing 8” high, it is detailed with a tutu, ballet slippers and hair ribbon like the original on exhibit at the Baltimore Museum of Art.
Unique and expertly crafted, it evokes the grace and beauty of the many talented dancers seen at the American Ballet Theatre.
- 8” H
- Crushed stone resin
- Bronze finish
In classic or contemporary ballet, dancing may tell a story, express a mood, or simply reflect the music in movement. Ballet as part of staged performances originated in the Italian Renaissance courts of the 15th and 16th centuries and from there spread to France. The creation of classical ballet as we know it today occurred during the reign of the art-loving French king Louis XIV in the mid-17th century. During the Romantic era, ballet technique evolved to express new ideas, most notably with women dancing en point, or on their toes, allowing them to appear weightless and otherworldly.
Among the choreographers who helped bring ballet into the modern age by exploring new visual and dramatic styles are George Balanchine, Antony Tudor and—bridging the worlds of classical dance and Broadway—Agnes de Mille and Jerome Robbins.
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